Get it at Amazonfrom our B review: How to describe this book? If you took Katee Robert’s The O’Malley’s series and mixed it up with Aladdin and then added a few heaped spoonfuls of smut (and please know I say smut with the utmost positivity), you’d have Desperate Measures. The book is light on world-building and heavy on kink, but if you’re wanting something quick, steamy, and... Disney? This is the book for you. Or maybe, if you saw the new Aladdin remake and were rooting for Jafar, then you’ll like this. Jasmine has been living a sheltered life on her father’s estate, entrenched in the world of some kind of crime (more on that below), but is kept locked away and abused. When her father’s second-in-command Jafar stages a deadly coup, Jasmine finds herself under the control of the one man she despises and desires. Jafar plans to take Jasmine as his own, carting her off to his penthouse (I think? Again, more on that below). Though Jasmine fights him, she craves the control and assertiveness that Jafar offers. She’s torn between her first chance at freedom and the dark need she has for his touch. To be upfront, Desperate Measures is very much about sex. It’s not just that, but the connection between Jasmine and Jafar is primarily a carnal one. Furthermore, you should know that this isn’t vanilla sex, either. Jasmine enjoys consensual non-consent play and Jafar gets off on being called Daddy, plus steering Jasmine into new sexual ventures, including a sex club, threesomes, and more. Honestly, from what I heard about the book before reading it, I expected it to be even filthier (again, said as a compliment). I enjoy a super high heat read now and then, and this was on a par with any of the erotic romances I’ve read in terms of the raunchiness factor. It is very dramatic and has a hint of suspense, which I’ve come to expect from Robert’s work.
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